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Old 07-21-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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System Reboot/Suspend/Shutdown Menu Changed. How do I Repair


I have just installed Wheezy i386 with the Gnome 3.x display manager on my machine. While installing LibraOffice 4.x, the shutdown menu changed. It used to give me options like Shutdown, Suspend, Reboot, etc ... . Now I can only suspend or log out. How do I get the other options back. Suspend seems to shut everything down, but when I restart, it always comes back to the way it was before the suspension, which is not always what I need it to do.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Are you using GDM to load Gnome? I had the same problem with KDE and KDM solved the problem.
 
Old 07-23-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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Are you using GDM to load Gnome? I had the same problem with KDE and KDM solved the problem.
The Gnome I am using was installed by default when I installed Wheezy recently, and I have yet to change the bootup sequence so that I start at a command prompt rather than a graphical login. Is there a file that I can edit to make use of gdm instead of having things happen the way they do now?

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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To get a tty prompt is easy enough. Simply remove gdm3.

As for your problem with gdm3, this is the 2nd time I have heard of a problem with it and the other had to do with upgrading LibreOffice. This is interesting because I see no connection between the two.

Running, as root;
Code:
apt-get install --reinstall gdm3
should straighten it out. If not removee gdm3 and then install it again.

The configuration files for gdm3 are in /etc/gdm or it may be /etc/gdm3 by now. I don't use it so don't have a way to check that.
 
Old 07-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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Hi,

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It used to give me options like Shutdown, Suspend, Reboot, etc ... . Now I can only suspend or log out. How do I get the other options back.
I'm not sure if you are talking about gdm or a gnome session here... The following applies to a gnome session.

Wheezy comes with Gnome 3.4 which by default does not include a shutdown item in that menu. With the menu open try pressing Alt, and a shutdown option should appear (IIRC). AFAIK, the shutdown option is back in the menu in newer versions of Gnome 3.

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Old 08-03-2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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I gave up fighting with it, and just installed KDE.

Thanks to everyone who contributed.

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Old 08-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
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Are you on the powerdev group? That is the reason your display manager or desktop enviroment does not give you options for reboot or shutdown = you do not have the rights to.

Code:
$ id jim
uid=1000(jim) gid=1000(jim) groups=1000(jim),24(cdrom),27(sudo),29(audio),44(video),46(plugdev),100(users),111(powerdev),112(fuse),1001(vboxusers)
 
Old 08-04-2013, 03:53 AM   #8
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It used to give me options like Shutdown, Suspend, Reboot, etc ... .
I have 1 machine that does that.
I have to press Alt+Shift on Suspend option.
 
  


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